Category: Writing A Book

6 Challenges for First-Time Business Book Authors

  |   Writing A Book

Writing a business book is a big project. It takes hard work over months, and perhaps years, to get the job done right. But hard work isn’t the only thing that it takes to write a great business book. There is writing technique and learning how books come together. There will be the discomfort that comes with growing and  »  Read More

4 Reasons that People Write Books

  |   Writing A Book

Writing a book is hard. Even if you work with a writing partner, like me, it will disrupt your normal pattern of life for months, if not years. That’s why nobody does it as a lark. The people who talk to me about writing books always have a reason they want to do a book. Here are some of them. Some People Write a Book to  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Shawn Coyne

  |   Writing A Book

Shawn Coyne is an experienced editor and the author of The Story Grid. Recently he wrote a post for Steven Pressfield’s blog titled “First Story Gridding Steps.” It’s about applying the Story Gridding process to Malcolm Gladwell’s best seller, The Tipping Point. “No one sits down and writes a  »  Read More

Writing A Book: Software I Use Every Day

  |   Writing A Book

I typed the first article I ever submitted by renting time on a typewriter at the public library. The typewriter was bolted to the table. By the time I wrote my first book, in 1972, I owned a typewriter, and not just a typewriter, but an IBM Selectric, the king of the hill in those days. Today, I type everything on my  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Systems, Through-lines, and Red Threads

  |   Writing A Book

Writing a book is hard work, and it’s different from any other writing you’ve done. You may write the parts well and still mess up the book if you don’t pay attention to some very specific things that make writing a book different. The Book is a System The word “system” is bandied about a lot these days. So  »  Read More

← Older Posts